Civil parking enforcement

Find out more about parking in the borough, Penalty Charge Notices and appeals, and how to apply for a parking permit.

Knowsley Council is responsible for Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) in the borough.

This means that parking violations such as parking on double yellow lines, grass verges or pavements, double parking or parking across dropped kerbs are enforced by the council.

This helps to improve safety for pedestrians and drivers by preventing parked cars from obstructing roads and pavements. It also helps to make better use of off-street parking locations and help to introduce new, more effective parking schemes for residents and businesses.

When parking your car, check traffic signs to be sure you are parking legally.

Penalty Charge Notices 

Parking in a prohibited area can result in a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) of £50 or £70. If you pay the PCN within 14 days, the penalty is reduced to £25 or £35. The levels of PCNs are set nationally.

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Parking permits

If you live or run a business in a Parking Permit Area you can apply for your parking permit online.

Alternatively, you can download an application form below or call 0151 489 6000.


If you want to appeal or challenge your Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), you must submit a written representation. The instructions on how and where to do so are printed on the back of your PCN.

Read more about our Policy for the Enforcement and Cancellation of Penalty Charge Notices

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For further information regarding the Parking Penalty Enforcement process visit

Traffic Regulation Orders and our Setting of Charges Notice

You can view the current parking or waiting restrictions on any of Knowsley’s roads here.


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